June is here – update time!

Hi all! May was an intense month – lots of changes again with school going back here in QLD, and fabulous events for Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal. I was on national TV!! Haha, it was great. I have a short recording on my youtube channel. Fauziah was warm and kind, and I really appreciate her taking an interest in Peta’s story.

Tonight, Thursday 4th, I have event with Readings Bookstore (in Melbourne! without leaving home, yay). The panel of four authors, Kay Kerr, Sarah Epstein, Poppy Nwosu and myself, are all great #LoveOzYA buddies so it should be awesome. Jo Case is interviewing, and you need a ticket for the zoom BEFORE 5.30 AEST time. You can BOOK HERE.

I’ve been recording new #AusChat episodes – and did I mention I won a grant from the Australian Arts Council to help out with costs?? Brilliant! It’s made a huge difference, and I’m very grateful.

Apart from all the Peta Lyre things, I’ve been writing. This is an intense time, and I’m still finding direction in my manuscript, but the voice is clear and that’s always a great sign. Creating anything when the world feels so hopeless is, to me, an act of rebellion. It’s saying we won’t give up, we won’t give in, and we will always act with our future in mind.